2020 Summer Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

Thank you very much for registering your students at CBC TYLP summer 2020.

After much deliberation, CBC has made the difficult decision to postpone the Youth Leadership program this season.  While we understand the necessity to create our future leaders through leadership and public speaking, our priority remains on public safety and the quality of the program itself.  Our concern is primarily for the health of our future leaders, and all of our volunteers.

We also have looked into web solutions (Zoom, Teams, Google, etc) but do not think this is viable nor valuable for the participants. To learn public speaking, especially as a beginner, is to  conquer “stage-fright”, to learn how to present one’s thoughts in an organized manner in-front of a live audience. Once this is accomplished, we can work in polishing the techniques in other environments, such as online media settings.

We are living in uncertain times and erring on the side of caution seems the right thing to do at this point.  We hope to come back soon stronger than ever when we have more certainty. Meanwhile, we will process the refund via paypal this month.

Thank you again and we hope to be able to work with your students next year.